Blend reading, writing, and history concepts surrounding the Industrial Revolution with a constructed response worksheet and graphic organizer.
Industrial Revolution Worksheet – Constructed Response
Constructed Responses are non-fiction reading and writing experiences connected to content in all subject areas and geared toward students in grades K-6.These writing opportunities are critical to assessing student understanding of nonfiction texts, and they are heavily weighted on standardized tests.
This worksheet integrates Social Studies and Writing concepts. Students will read and discover the following Social Studies concepts:
- What was the industrial revolution?
- How did the industrial revolution change American society?
- What innovations were created during the industrial revolution?
This two-page resource consists of the following Industrial Revolution activities:
- Students will read a short passage about the Industrial Revolution, and how it changed American society.
- Students will then complete a R.A.C.E.S. graphic organizer to plan out their response
- Students record their answer as a constructed response paragraph, and use a checklist to verify that all parts are included.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided writing groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Fast Finisher Activity
- Challenge your fast finishers to extend their constructed response topic into a research project or essay development activity.
Support Struggling Students
- Support struggling writers or ESL students by providing sentence frames to aid them in constructing their sentences.
- Read the passage together and highlight ideas that could be used as evidence and supporting details.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to download the PDF version of this resource.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York, and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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